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Podcast #80: New (and old!) games to look forward to in 2022 (guest: Ruel Gaviola)

2021 is finally out! What games are you looking forward to in 2022? Christina, Shoe, and content creator Ruel Gaviola are excited about MANY.

We're slamming the door on 2021 and looking forward to the new year! Older games we're itching to get to the table, long-awaited games we're anxiously waiting for, and neglected shelf-of-opportunity games that are finally coming due -- we bring back prolific content creator Ruel Gaviola to talk about them all!

Topics this week:

  • Shoe (producer): Which older games are we excited to get to the table this year? (12:03)
  • Christina (host): Which 2022 games are we excited to play? (28:40)
  • Ruel (guest): Which games are you pulling off the shelf of shame/opportunity this year? (40:58)

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So many games mentioned this episode!


  • Dice Miner
  • Azul
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak: Expeditions Leaders

Shoe's topic: Which older games are we excited to play this year?

  • Bomb Squad
  • Hanabi
  • Caylus
  • Caylus 1303
  • Azul
  • Sagrada
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Samurai
  • Babylonia
  • Medici
  • Medici: The Card Game
  • Thurn and Taxis
  • Renature
  • Gentes
  • Dice Miner
  • Newton

Christina's topic: Which 2022 games are excited to get?

  • Ark Nova
  • Wonderland's War
  • The Quacks of Quedlinburg
  • Verdant
  • Calico
  • Cascadia
  • Return to Dark Tower
  • Ra
  • Fleet: The Dice Game
  • Three Sisters
  • Last Light
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak
  • Dune: Imperium
  • Dune: Imperium -- Rise of Ix

Ruel's topic: Which games are finally coming off the shelf of shame/opportunity?

  • Manila
  • Camel Up
  • Memoir '44
  • BattleLore
  • Bitoku
  • Faiyum
  • Too Many Bones
  • Mage Knight
  • Kingdom Death Monster
  • Obsession: Upstairs, Downstairs